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execution-style murder. a man is dead after someone opened fire in philadelphia's frankford neighborhood overnight. fireworks in court. shouting matches break out at bill cosby's hearing. later this morning he returns for day two. and remembering the victims. today communities across the country will mark the fourth anniversary of the sandy hook çw
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this is in marlboro township at upper ridge road at miller road. there's a crash at that intersection. i'll let you know as soon as it# and there is a disabled vehicle in the area of routeú5wr 309 an highland avenue. when i see you in a bit, we'll take a look at how your speeds are on the pennsylvania turnpike and we'll go into new jersey and delaware and see how the roads are there. vai? >> all right, thank you, katy. new from overnight, police are investigating what they are calling an5zub execution-style, deadly shooting in philadelphia's frankford section.
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officers found a man laying on adams avenue with several gunshot woundsa>iñ just after 1 this morning. authorities say evidence shows the gunman fired 28 shots at the victim, some from just inches away. so far, no arrests. 6:02. police are also trying to figure out what led to a deadly crash in philadelphia's cobbs creek neighborhood. a driver slammed into another vehicle, then hit a tree on cobbs creek parkway early this morning. the driver was taken to the hospital where he died. happening today, bill cosby returns to court in his sex assault case. it follows yesterday's hearing that included outbursts by lawyers and by cosby himself. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in norristown. pam, tell us more about what happened yesterday. >> reporter: well, tracy, in the past, cosby has typically sat silent in the courtroom, but as you mentioned, that was not the case yesterday. there was one point where the judge asked a question to the attorneys and cosby himself blurted out the location of a hotel to answer that question. keep in mind, lawyers for the
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79-year-old actor say cosby is suffering from vision and memory loss that leave him unable to defend himself in his upcoming sexual assault trial. but back to what happened in the courtroom yesterday. this was an all out fight between the prosecution and defense. the prosecution is hoping that the judge will allow the testimony from 13 other cosby accusers to be heard in the case involving a 2004 encounter with andrea constand. they argue that the testimony of these women support constand's story and help establish a pattern that cosby would meet younger women, befriend them, gain their trust, isolate them, drug them, and then sexually assault them. cosby has denied the accusations, and the defense is fighting to keep that testimony out of court. at one point, the d.a., who did to protect their identities, accused the defense of trying to intimidate the witnesses by first naming them and by planning a photo presentation of the victims. the judge had to jump in repeatedly and stop both sides
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from shouting yesterday. so, the stakes are high and the fight will"óg continue in the courtroom today as the judge decides whether or not to allow a jury to>v,e hear the testimo these 13 other accusers. reporting live at the montgomery county courthouse, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thank you. and another ally of former congressman chaka fattah will be sentenced today. bonnie bowser was fatta's longtime district office manager. yesterday, two other co-defendants learned their punishments for helping fattah use charity money to pay off campaign debt. robert brand was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. karen nicholas, who ran his non-profit was sentenced to two years in prison. on monday, chaka fattah was sentenced to ten years in prison and is due to report on january 25th. lawyers for new jersey senator bob menendez are asking the u.s. supreme court to throw out his federal corruption indictment. the attorneys contend the indictment misapplied a federal law that shields lawmakers from
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scrutiny of their official duties and motives. the high court is not expected to hear the request until february or march. prosecutors accuse menendez of taking official action on behalf of a friend who gave him gifts and campaign donations. menendez and that friend have pleaded not guilty. the trial is tentatively set for next fall. 6:05. happening today, new town, connecticut, will pause and mark the fourth anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. officials are asking townv3s3 employees to stop work for 15 minutes today to remember the 26 people killed inside sandy hook elementary. the school superintendent says today will be a full day of classes, but there will be a private prayer and staff before classes start today. and a church here in our area is also honoring the victims. the presbyterian church of chestnut hill will hold a prayer circle at 11:00 a.m. and set up 26 t-shirts on frames as a
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memorial. >> yesterday in north jersey, a playground was dedicated to the sandy hook victims. parents of children who died at the attack were at the dedication in elizabeth. families of the victims say helping others is sometimes the only way to get through the day. >> it's just finding new normals, you know, and i don't think time will ever heal this wound. >> rebecca kowalski's son, chase, was 7 when he died. a portion of the schuylkill river trail is now closed at all times for safety. crews are reconstructing a wall along the river. walkers and bike riders can use a detour that runs from franklin payne skate park through eakins oval to 22nd street. the city expects the project to be completed by january 20th. six minutes past 6:00. let's get you updated on the forecast for today and the deep freeze to come. bill henley has that. bill? >> yeah, big changes ahead. it's cold this morning. the pocono mountains just cold enough to make snow. mt. pocono reporting 27 degrees.
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that's a live view from camelback. we may see a little bit of snow overnight tonight, but not in the mountains, no. it's south jersey tonight that could see some snow. right now 30 degrees in south jersey, 34 in delaware and above lehigh valley. there are a few colder neighborhoods in philadelphia, but it's already started to warm up. andorra and chestnut hill an hour ago were below freezing. and it's now up to 31 degrees in somerton. not seeing much of a warm-up right now, but during the day with sunshine today, we're heading into the low 40s this afternoon. you can see there are thin clouds right now, very dry conditions for allentown and reading, and no sign of clouds for wilmington or philadelphia. but cold? that's a different story. it's sweeping into the midwest, and we are going to get that cold starting tomorrow. in the hour-by-hour forecast shows clouds tonight. by early tomorrow morning, we could see light snow, a quick mover that will across south
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jersey and delaware and head out to see. but none of that during the day. we have sunshine to warm temperatures to 40 degrees by this afternoon in philadelphia. dry in the suburbs. cold to start with, 33 degrees, but up to 37 degrees early this afternoon with clouds holding off until later today. and lehigh valley, nothing but sunshine this morning and 36 degrees at 1:00 and getting colder at 5:00. that's the beginning of the cold air that will really feel come tomorrow morning. 37 degrees at 9:00 for delaware. plenty of sunshine at 1:00 in the afternoon. you can see that sunshine warming. new jersey up to 40 degrees. just a little warmer at the shore this afternoon, 1:00 today. but that's today. tomorrow, dangerous cold moves in for pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. and it's not just tomorrow. it's tomorrow and friday. in fact, the worst of it will be friday morning. that's when bitter cold will combine with gusty winds, giving us windchills below zero on friday morning. and that's before the wet weather arrives over the weekend. a look at that with the ten day on ten when i come back in ten
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minutes. thank you, bill. 6:08 on this wednesday morning. as you're heading out the door to work or school, want to start on 422 this morning. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry is looking at that. >> we'll take a couple different looks at 422. first, i have a live shot outside, an aerial look at the traffic that's picking up on 422 at pawelings road, where we're obviously seeing increased traffic at this hour. so, we'll skipxe# along this ano to your drive times along 422. so, if you're headed eastbound between route 29kqx$ and the schuylkill expressway, that drive will take you about eight minutes. seven minutes if you're going westbound in the opposite direction. and no major issues to report along 422. there is some construction to tell you about in the philadelphia area. if you usually take lincoln drive to get in or out of the city, there is construction between rittenhouse street and kelly drive. so that stretch of lincoln drive is closed. moving into new jersey, a look at the 42 freeway drive times. it's going to take about five minutes as you make your way northbound between route 55 and the walt whitman bridge, that same amount of time to go
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southbound. when i see you inóz'5 a bit, we take a look at how the blue route is faring right now. vai? >> all right, thank you, katy. there's a renewed push to keep the raiders in oakland. we'll tell you what happened overnight that's giving hope to fans who do not want the team to move to vegas. plus, presidential invitation. why a u.s. senator from delaware is meeting with donald trump ahead of a tradition that dates back to the eisenhower administration. and at ten after 6:00, cracking the case. we'll tell you how prosecutors and police areleéx taking a nek at jonbenet ramsey's unsolved murder. i want to go really big with my appetizers.
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today president-elect donald trump will meet with executives from the country's top tech companies in new york. the list includes apple ceo tim cook, alphabet's larry page and facebook's coo sheryl sandberg, but not twitter's ceo jack dorsey. they're expected to discuss u.s. jobs and how tech firms can work with the government. today, delaware senator chris coons will be one of two people to invite president-elect donald trump to this year's national prayer breakfast. >> the democratic senator says 6 today's conversation focused on the bipartisan event, which is held every year on the first thursday of february. he'll officially extend the invitation, along with arkansas republican senator john boozman. every president since dwight eisenhower has spoken at the national prayer breakfast. president-elect trump has tapped montana congressman ryan zinke for secretary of the interior. he's a former navy s.e.a.l., a strong supporter of coal, oil and gas exploration, but he also supports federal funding to preserve open spaces. and rapper kanye west visited trump tower in new york yesterday to meet with the
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president-elect. >> yeah, after their meeting, west emerged in the elevator and stood silently next to mr. trump. later, west tweeted, "i wanted to meet with trump to discuss multicultural issues. these issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums and violence in chicago." west also tweeted #2024 in apparent reference to his own presidential ambitions. it's 6:15 and 36 degrees outside. this morning fans are mourning the death of one of tv's most memorable dads. ♪ waste another minute on your crying ♪ alan thicke died yesterday. he had a heart attack while playing ice hockey with his son in los angeles. he is best known for his role as dr. seaver in the '80s sitcom "growing pains." he most recently made a guest appearance on nbc's hit show "this is us." alan thicke was 69 years old. we have new details in the unsolved murder of jonbenet ramsey. police and prosecutors in boulder, colorado, plan to
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conduct new dna testing that they hope will further the investigation. the tests are more sophisticated and will use an fbi database of more than 15 million known offenders. 6-year-old jonbenet was found dead in the family's home the day after christmas nearly 20 years ago. new overnight, city officials in oakland have approved opening negotiations a stadium project that could keep the raiders in the bay area. the project would cost around $1.3 billion. earlier this year, raiders owner mark davis says he's committed to moving the franchise to las vegas. a $1.9 billion stadium project has already been approved there. the university of minnesota is suspending ten athletes from specified violations." the suspensions are following a title 9 investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a female student in september involving members of the football team. an attorney representing several of the players said they will
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appeal the university's decision. about a quarter past, 17xgb minutes, in fact, past 6:00 a.m., and jessica boyington wasn't feeling great overnight, so who are you going to call? >> first alert traffic reporter katy zachry jumps right in. she has you covered for your morning commute. >> i'll take it. happy to fill in for jess this morning. and traffic has been rather kind to me, so i have good news for you. we've had a bunch of minor incidents, nothing major to report. we are following this crash in marlborough township, montgomery county. it's been out there for 45 minutes or so, still at upper ridge road and miller road. keeping an eye on it. i'll let you know when it does clear. we have a disabled vehicle in the area of route 309 and highland avenue. i've been looking at our cameras to try and find it. i can't exactly find the vehicle, but i believe it's off to the shoulder, but from our cameras, i can tell you it's not tying up traffic in the 309/highland avenue area. just something to be aware of. if you're taking 95 to or from center city or wherever you're going, school or work this
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morning, if you're headed southbound into center city, it's going to take you about a 23-minute drive from woodhaven road. an average speed there is in the mid-30s. things are just piling up right now. when i see you next, i'll show you a picture of 95 south. 76 eastbound as you make your 44y turnpike to cen city looking pretty good. and 476 is looking good as well. speaking of 476, nfshere's a l look at the blue route at macdade boulevard where things are running smoothly. now at 6:18, let's update you on the forecast for today and the next couple of days, bill henley. >> we're less than an hour away from sunrise. so if you're heading out now, clear skies. get ready. you'll see sunshine today. even though it's cold right now, we'll see a decent warm-up with mostly sunny skies into the low 40s this afternoon. but the wind will be blowing and it really gets going tonight and tomorrow, and that's when it's going to be turning colder. in fact, dangerously cold starting tomorrow morning. this morning, most of the area above freezing. 36 degrees in philadelphia. delaware's 34. 35 degrees in the suburbs.
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and in new jersey, yeah, there are a few colder spots. swedesboro's at 29 degrees but lube at audubon, pittman, clayton, all above freezing. turnersville is 36 degrees and it's 34 right now in lumberton. so, not a bad start this morning and completely dry. we will see sunshine today and warm up to 42 degrees, but you can see what's ahead, 20s thursday and friday. úr&l be rushing in for thursday and friday for the suburbs, makes that 40 look pretty good for today. and with sunshine, 38 degrees in the lehigh valley, then teens starting tomorrow morning and even colder on friday morning. delaware and new jersey, you'll see sunshine today, low 40s to mid-40s this afternoon at the shore and delaware, but the cold rushes in tonight. you'll feel it through the day on thursday and again on friday. and those temperatures especially cold friday morning. satellite clear. we did see a few brief showers overnight, very light stuff. it's now completely offshore. now we're just waiting for the cold to swing in.
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it's already in the midwest, and that's going to be arriving tonight. and as it comes in tonight, watch some clouds building. look to the south. this is 8:00 this evening, dry. those clouds coming into the area during the evening hours. we could see some quick snow showers entering the picture in delaware by 11:30 tonight. that will sweep across delaware and south jersey. we might see a quick inch or less of snow, and then it's out to sea. but the cold, that will continue blowing into the area. that's lake-effect snow to the north, but that is a system that is going to arrive here just as we're heading into the weekend, and that means cold air will still be in place. that's a warm front, which doesn't sound right because it's producing snow, but it's moving into very cold air. and so, the snow will reach into our area first thing early saturday morning. that's midnight friday night. allentown, reading, wilmington, philadelphia will see light snow, and that snow continues into the 2:00 hour. but it won't be snow all day on saturday.
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we'll see it change over(o bece that's a warm front, so it's going to warm things up during the day on saturday. we start with snow, saturday morning it changes to an icy mix. saturday afternoon that changes to a rain as the warming process continues. then it stays rain saturday night and sunday. then finally clearing out sunday afternoon. so a lot going on, but today pretty quiet. you still have winterizing to do at the house? today is the day to get it done. we'll be above freezing most of the day today. tonight is when the temperatures plummet. 20s all day thursday. the windchills will be in the teens on thursday and near zero friday morning. here comes that wet weather on saturday changing to rain and then just rain on sunday. in fact, 58 degrees, near 60 degrees sunday afternoon in spite of the rain, but that doesn't last either. the cold returns for monday and tuesday only to see it disappear wednesday, thursday and friday. >> bill, thanks. 21 minutes past 6:00 right now. a new jersey state trooper is facing charges after being accused of using his power to pick up women.
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we'll tell you how investigators say he tried to cover his tracks. plus, trigger-happybs)@ ro. we'll show you how a thief pulled%ñ off two violent crimes and we'll explain how police are working to prevent a third. and making moves. temple strikes a deal with a new head football coach. we will break down the hire.
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the wildcats versus the owls, and this one wasn't even close. the number one ranked wildcats took down temple 78-57 in their big 5 battle. nova seniors josh hart and last year's finalist hero kris jenkins shined against the owls and led the wildcats to the win. villanova stays undefeated on the year. and happening today, temple will introduce jeff collins as its newest head football coach. in a news conference scheduled for 11:00 a.m. here's a cover of the "daily news sports" section. the headline reading "owl take it!"
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boss collins named to replace rhule. collins was a defensive coordinator at university of florida before accepting the head coaching job here in philly. this will be collins' first head coaching gig. he also worked at michigan state and coached eagles defensive lineman fletcher cox. up next at 6:30, we are live in norristown for day two of bill cosby's court hearings. we'll tell you about the outburst that broke out during day one. also, an update on a robber who investigators say shoots first and asks questions later, following two violent holdups in philadelphia.
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cosby's accusers. today a judge will hear more arguments over who will testify in the comedian's sex assault case. itchy trigger finger. police say a robber who hit two philadelphia businesses opened fire on workers both times. christie on casinos.
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why the new jersey governor says voters made a mistake during the electi elections. it is 6:30 on this wednesday. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 36 degrees outside. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and your neighborhood first alert forecast. how's it look? >> we're in the clear and it looks bright outside! that moon is so bright, you can see it reflecting off the water. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium. 36 degrees right now in philadelphia. we'll see sunshine coming up at 7:15 this morning, and the temperatures will be coming up. 35 degrees at 8:00 and near 40 degrees at 11:00, and then into the 40s this afternoon. that will come with some wind increase this afternoon, but not as windy as what i'm expecting tomorrow. we'll warm into the low 40s for new jersey. at the shore 44 degrees, mostly sunny skies, and plenty of sunshine for the suburbs. lehigh valley will see sunshine. just a few scattered clouds right now, up to 33 degrees this
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afternoon. so, dangerous cold arrives tomorrow for pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware, and it's not just tomorrow, it's tomorrow, friday, especially cold friday morning. that's when bitter cold and winds gusting to near 40 miles an hour gives us windchills below zero to start the day. so, stand by to bundle up! heading out right now? well, we've got a look at first alert traffic with katy zachry. katy? >> bill, i'm just standing over here and you're making me cold with your prognostication of what's to come. thank you for that. all right, so, i have good news to share. we just have a few slow-ups on a couple of our majors. 95, things are slowing up in the typical spots, around cottman girard avenue. if you're making the trip southbound between woodhaven and the vine, almost a 30-minute drive. 76, we are seeing a slow-up making your way eastbound between the turnpike and the vine street expressway. so if i narrow it down, making the drive between the blue route and the vine, that's only about a 15-minute drive, so not bad there. speaking of the slow-up at 95, here's girard avenue, the
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southbound lane. we're seeing more volume as we hit the 7:00 hour. northbound is doing pretty well, not as much slow-up that we're seeing northbound. just checked area bridges. those are looking good. and mass transit is on or close to schedule at this hour. construction, though. if you're taking lincoln drive in or out of the city, just be aware that there is a stretch of it closed between rittenhouse street and kelly drive for some long-term construction. tracy? >> katy, thanks. at 6:32, we're following breaking news here on nbc 10 for you this morning. president-elect donald trump has now officially selected former texas governor rick perry to be secretary of energy. perry ran for office in 2012 and 2016 and has even said before that he wanted to abolish that department. this all comes just a day after the president-elect chose rex tillerson for his nominee for secretary of state. 6:32. happening today, bill cosby returns to court in norristown for a second day of hearings as a judge weighs just who will be allowed to testify in the comedian's sex assault trial. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live
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in norristown. pam, there were some outbursts in the court on day one. tell us about it. >> reporter: well, vai, in the past, cosby has typically sat silent in the courtroom, but as you mentioned, there were these outbursts, and cosby was one of the people who was speaking up in court. there was a point when the judge asked a question to the attorneys and cosby himself blurted out the location of a hotel to answer that question. keep in mind, lawyers for the 79-year-old actor say cosby is suffering from vision and memory loss that leave him unable to defend himself in his upcoming sexual assault trial. but back to what happened in the courtroom yesterday. this was an all out fight between the prosecution and the defense. the prosecution is hoping the judge will allow testimony from 13 other cosby accusers to be heard in the case involving a 2004 encounter with andrea constand. they argue that the testimony of these women support constand's story and help establish a
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pattern that cosby would meet younger women, befriend them, gain their trust, isolate them, and then drug them and sexually assault them. cosby has denied the accusations, and the defense is fighting to keep that testimony out of court. at one point, the d.a., who did not identify the women by name to protect their identities, accused the defense of trying to intimidate the witnesses by naming them and by planning a photo presentation of the victims. the judge had to jump in repeatedly and stop both sides from shouting. the stakes are high and the fight will continue in the courtroom today as the judge decides whether to allow the testimony of these 13 women to be heard by a jury. reporting live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thank you. 6:34 right now and 36 degrees. philadelphia police are trying to stop a brazen gunman before he strikes again. >> investigators say he already struck twice this weekend in the
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city's feltonville neighborhood, first at the double deli on rosehill street, next day at the rafael mini market just a few blocks away on gransback street. here's a look at the surveillance video from saturday showing the gunman pushing past customers and shooting a 63-year-old clerk in the leg. this one was at the double deli. police are still investigating, but they do believe the gunman may be from the neighborhood. this morning, new details about a story we brought you as an nbc 10 exclusive yesterday morning. a police chase and crash could help police figure out multiple high-end carjackings. >> police say the car involved in the chase was stolen in whitpain township, montgomery county. the chase started in whitemarsh township and went into springfield before it ended in philadelphia. nbc 10 was there as the police chase came to a screeching halt in philly. investigators say it may be linked to a theft ring involving high-end cars. police in lower gweneth says since november 1st, at least five land rovers and audis have
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disappeared. they're now comparing evidence with police in whitpain. it's 6:35. a new jersey state trooper is under arrest, accused of pulling over women to ask them on dates and then lying to cover it up. keith parader is from union county. several women complained about his advances. investigators say the trooper turned off his wireless microphone to try to cover his tracks. they also say he lied about the gender of drivers he pulled over, trying to disguise the fact that he stopped so many women. philadelphia police have made an arrest in anti-trump vandalism case at a chestnut hills store. police say they picked up evan brown for allegedly spray-painting a message. surveillance video captured the message painted on the side of the freshmart grocery store on november 25th. now, investigators say philadelphia's city attorney, duncan lloyd, was also there at the time and took pictures of the graffiti, but he will not be charged. governor chris christie says new jersey voters made a "dumb move" when they rejected a plan
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to expand casino gambling to north jersey. the governor made the comments yesterday during a radio show. in november, voters rejected a referendum that would have allowed two new casinos near the big apple. he blamed the defeat on lobbying by casinos and unions both in atlantic city and new york city. today's the deadline for proposals to revitalize a philadelphia neighborhood destroyed in a bombing and fire. the philadelphia redevelopment authority wants developers to buy 36 properties on osage avenue in cobbs creek. those properties were destroyed in 1985 after a standoff between philadelphia police and move activists. the standoff led to a bombing and fire that killed 11 people, including 5 children. starting today, dogs rescued from what officials call horrible conditions are ready for adoption at the brandywine valley spca in delaware. a total of 14 dogs were rescued from a home in millsboro around thanksgiving. state officials say they had no warm shelter or food. most are still recovering from health issues, but three of the
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hounds are ready to be adopted. their former owner faces animal cruelty charges. in university city, the skyline lit up with a familiar shade of blue for the annual season of light celebration. hundreds of supporters turned out for the holiday caroling concert in support of patients. for the next three months, landmarks across the city from the linc to boat house road will be lit in blue. >> lit in blue, but the next couple of days, thursday night into friday morning, there will be some places that snob code blue. it's going to be that cold. >> i think that could happen, yeah. we'll update you on that. in fact, bill henley has issued a first alert. tell us about that. >> yeah, for tomorrow and friday. brutal cold is on the way. by comparison, today will be beautiful! you can see this morning a live view from philadelphia. just a few thin clouds. no sign of the showers. there were a few light showers overnight. they're totally out of the picture this morning. we'll be dry during the day. in fact, you'll need your sunglasses. 36 degrees right now. this is no problem at all.
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look, above freezing by lunchtime, 40 degrees. sunny skies at 2:00, 40. then the temperatures start to fall late this afternoon, 39. but the coldest temperatures, that will wait until tomorrow morning. your day for the suburbs, 32 right now, warming through the 30s and topping out in the upper 30s this afternoon. the wind will be blowing, so that will make it feel a little chillier during the day, but that sunshine will have an impact, too, make you feel a little bit warmer. 35 degrees right now in the lehigh valley. it will drop below freezing with clear skies. the temperatures will fall but come right back up into the 30s this afternoon. and new jersey, we've got sunshine on the way. 37 degrees at 10:00, 40 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. and then the numbers start coming down at 4:00, just before sunset this evening. 40 degrees. a few scattered clouds now at the jersey shore. you might see an evening shower, a late evening, early tomorrow morning snow shower at the shore, but during the day, totally dry and sunshine, into the 40s this afternoon. and for delaware, a pretty good
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warm-up, too, from the lower 30s to start with this morning, near 40 degrees at lunchtime, into the low 40s this afternoon. and a few scattered clouds late this afternoon. that's when the temperatures start to drop. but the real cold, that's on track for tomorrow and friday. 27 degrees tomorrow afternoon. brutally cold on friday morning, down into the teens. it will feel like it's near zero in the morning, then just 25 in the afternoon. then a nice warm-up over the weekend, but it's not going to be sunny. we've got wet weather moving in, and it will likely start with snow on saturday. i'll take a closer look at that and when the changeover happens when i come back with a ten-day on ten in ten minutes. >> all right, thank you, bill. it's amazing the dip, down in the 20s, then up to 50s, almost 60 on sunday. also, the good news is the roads are dry out there. >> mm-hmm. >> make your commute. >> and relatively clear, but there's always updates to get, so we get that from katy zachry. >> especially approaching the 7:00 hour. for 422 drivers, you will see a big difference if you're headed
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eastbound, because due to the slow-up. making your way between route 29 and the schuylkill expressway, it will take you about 14 minutes. average speeds are registering in the mid-30s right now. far cry from what's happening westbound, where things are moving at a really good clip, only an eight-minute drive to go westbound between 76 and route 29, if you're headed on 422. all right, since we're in the habit of drive times, let's look at the pennsylvania turnpike. if you're making your way westbound between route 1 and the exit for valley forge, about a 23-minute drive. pretty average for this time of morning. average speeds are in the upper 60s. if you're making your way eastbound, pretty much the same thing, a 22-minute drive. the pennsylvania turnpike is looking good within the last hour they cleared some of the construction that was taking place overnight. a live look outside. this is 76 at girard avenue. and if we look at our drive times, taking about 20 minutes as you make your way between the blue route and the vine street expressway towards center city. tracy? a fewer tells us a new refrigerator broke just days after she bought it but despite having a warranty, she couldn't get the company to replace it.
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quarter of 7:00. nbc 10 responds. when you buy a product with a warranty, you might expect to get service if it breaks. >> our reporter spoke to one viewer who wasn't getting the response she expected from the company. >> when you saw it, what did you like about it? >> i don't know, i just liked the double -- >> reporter: linda hernandez says she was thrilled about buying this privilege for $420 three months ago. >> with the ice machine and the water coming out, you know, it was kind of easier. so, we were so excited.
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>> reporter: that is, until she noticed a problem a few days after whitaker appliance had it delivered. >> the ice machine was not working because the ice wasn't coming out. >> reporter: hernandez says she called the store several times to fix the fridge or replace it under the three-month warranty. >> they always had something to say -- yeah, yeah, yeah, tomorrow. >> reporter: hernandez says the store told her they'd get back to her about sending over a technician nut never did. >> i was frustrated. >> reporter: she called "nbc 10 responds." we called the company and they say a technician was sent over but hernandez was not home and they were never able to come up with a time to go back. the day we called, they dispatched a technician to her house, who replaced the part and fixed the fridge the same day. >> i am so happy. thank you very much for everything. >> reporter: in asbury, "nbc 10 responds." >> whitaker appliance says it typically tries to send a technician out the day after someone calls with a complaint. under its warranty, the store will fix the product or replace it. hernandez says she believes she
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followed procedures, but it took a phone call from us to resolve the matter. >> if you have a consumer problem for "nbc 10 responds" or telemundo62 responds, you can reach us and we will respond to you. just minutes from the top of the hour and the "today" show. >> and matt lauer and hoda kotb are live in new york. >> good morning. >> we'll have the latest on the sudden death of actor alan thicke and the tributes that are pouring in from fans and fellow stars overnight. and then, president-elect trump addresses the controversy surrounding his pick of rex tillerson for secretary of state. we're going to hear from him. also ahead, a "today" exclusive. buzz aldrin's first interview since his emergency evacuation from the south pole. what the legendary astronaut says about the health scare and also about the death of john glenn. >> we're going to have those stories and oscar-winner ben affleck. he'll pay a visit to studio 1a when we see you in a little bit right here on "today."
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>> all right. we'll look forward to seeing you in 12, 13 minutes. see you then. >> okay. >> all right. let's get a check on our weather. let's give you a live look outside right now, havertown. this is brookline boulevard. looks rather tame, right? very nice. >> nice and dry, a little chilly. not too bad. >> 36 degrees. >> pretty typical, but wait until you hear what's to come. >> yeah, those snowflakes that are bolted to the lamppost, they'll be joined by the real ones as we head into the weekend. that's because cold will be moving in for tomorrow. what we're seeing right now, the moon set. full moon! doesn't that look great? clear skies right now. we will see lots of sunshine, the sun coming up at 7:15. temperatures haven't come down all that much. it's typical december cold. 34 degrees right now in delaware, 30 in south jersey. some of the suburbs are below freezing but not too many of them. west kellen township is 31. just above for euclid township. ft. washington is 41 degrees.
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warming into the 40s today or near 40 in the suburbs with lots of sunshine. it will be a really nice day today, but it does not last, not even close. come tomorrow, cold weather waiting in the wings in the midwest will be coming at us. look at the temperatures, single digits for detroit. chicago right now is 6 degrees and colder into canada, where temperatures are below zero. that's the cold air that's going to be driving into the area starting tonight. now, 8:30 this evening we'll be in the 20s and watching for a little light snow, some quick-moving snow possible in delaware and south jersey. won't be much, but we could see a quick inch of snow as it moves through tonight. that's not a big deal to be out to sea and then it's just brutal cold and wind blowing clouds through the area for tomorrow and friday. just some scattered clouds, until we get to the weekend. then that little bit of snow doesn't look like much. well, watch how it will grow as we go into friday afternoon and start reaching into our area
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late friday night and just after midnight that snow falling in allentown, reading and wilmington, bridgeton some light snow for philadelphia. but a major temperature turnaround over the weekend, so it's not just going to be snow over the weekend. it starts as snow saturday morning, then changes to an icy mix during the morning. in the afternoon, the warming continues. saturday afternoon, that icy mix changes to rain. once it changes to rain, it's just rain through saturday night and sunday, then turning drier in the afternoon as it clears out, but windy and colder to end the day on sunday, and that will set the stage for a cold start to next workweek. but the real cold, the dangerous cold, which is why we've issued a first alert for thursday, friday, especially in the morning when the temperature will be down to 13 degrees, afternoon temperatures will be in the 20s, but the wind will be blowing, so it's going to feel like it's in the teens at best thursday afternoon. and those windchills near zero or below on friday morning.
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cold still here saturday morning. that's why we'll get snow to start with, but look at the warm-up. changing over to rain saturday afternoon and then the temperatures go even higher on sunday. near 60 degrees. so only a chance of rain on sunday. then it clears out for monday. the temperature's right back into the cold zone for monday and tuesday but then warming starting on wednesday. by thursday afternoon, even though we'll get more rain in the area, a high of 56 degrees. >> bill, thanks. nine minutes before 7:00. let's get you out the door, check 95 for your ride to work. >> katy zachry has her eyes on the cameras. what are you seeing? >> we're looking at a stretch of 95 up in bucks county. if you're getting on or off near tailorsville road near the new jersey state line, you can see pretty easy traffic. this is a great time to get out to work or school. moving further south towards center city, philadelphia, on 95, it's a little different story. between woodhaven and the vine street expressway, it's a 30-minute drive where average speeds are dropping every minute i come out here, so average
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speeds are in the upper 20s right now for that drive as you're making your way southbound. 76, we are seeing a slow-up, too, as you make your way between the pennsylvania turnpike and the vine street expressway. that's a 27-minute drive. and then 476, things on the blue route are slowing up as you make your way southbound between 76 and 95. all right, talking about that slow-up on 76, the schuylkill expressway. this is belmont avenue. i'm just going to glance over that, but as you saw, some of the eastbound traffic to the right of your screen was slowing up. we saw a lot of brake lights there. and a final check of area bridges, everything is free and clear. no issues to report there. warrington police officers in bucks county answered a call for help at a target store last night. >> it wasn't a crime call, but it was a mission to help kids this holiday season. a dozen officers went shopping with children and families in need. they helped kids pick out things for themselves and their families. they called the mission "heroes and helpers," and they had a great time. >> what's it like? >> exciting.
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>> cool. >> we're people, too. we have a families. a lot of times we're just seen as, you know, just an obstacle. it's about community. it's about coming together. >> the target store in warrington partnered with kids from nearby titus elementary school to help make the shopping spree happen. it's a good assignment for those officers. up next, the sandy hook massacre four years later. we'll explain how people are coming together to honor the victims of the school shooting.
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a few minutes before 7:00 a.m. and here's some of the stories we'll be following today. >> bill cosby returns to court today in his sex assault case, a continuation of yesterday's hearing that included outbursts by lawyers and outbursts by
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cosby. cosby's charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. the judge has to decide whether the prosecution can call 13 other accusers as witnesses in this case. today, delaware senator chris coons will be one of two people to invite president-elect donald trump to this year's national prayer breakfast. the democratic senator says he will keep today's invite conversation focused on the bipartisan event, which is held every year on the first thursday of february. the president-elect will also meet with executives from the country's top tech companies today. the list includes apple ceo tim cook, alphabet's larry page and facebook's coo, sheryl sandberg. they're expected to discuss u.s. jobs and how tech firms can work with the government. newtown, connecticut, will pause and mark the fourth anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. officials are asking town employees to stop work for 15 minutes today to remember the 26 people killed in sandy hook elementary. the school superintendent says today will be a full day of classes, but there will be a
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private prayer with staff before classes start today. and today is the deadline for proposals to revive a philadelphia neighborhood destroyed in a bombing and a fire. the philadelphia redevelopment authority wants developers to buy 36 properties on osage avenue in cobbs creek. those properties were destroyed in 1985 after a standoff between philadelphia police and move activists that killed 11 people. and today at 11:00 a.m., temple will introduce jeff collins as its newest head football coach. collins is leaving his job at the university of florida after matt rhule accepted the same position at baylor. good morning. i'm katy zachry. about a minute and a half before 7:00 a.m., if you are getting out the door for work or school, be forewarned. the blue route, 476 is looking pretty backed up right around baltimore pike. there is a crash southbound between baltimore pike and route 1. you can see all that backup and
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the brake lights in our camera around baltimore pike. so, it is adding tremendously to your drive time southbound between the schuylkill expressway and 95. that's almost a 40-minute drive. usually it's about an 18-minute drive for that stretch. so, i'm going to be keeping my eye on that. i can tell you, i just checked area bridges. they are free and clear of any issues. and 95 drive times are slowing around cottman and girard. temperatures in the 30s right now, but we'll see a decent warm-up during the day. we'll get some sunshine. still a few minutes before sunrise, about 7:15 this morning. scattered clouds in easton, temperature climbing into the middle 30s by lunchtime and upper 30s for the lehigh valley. the rest of the area warms into the 40s today. but don't get used to it. the temperature trend, we are on track for some brutally cold weather for thursday and friday. dangerous cold. that's why we've issued a first alert. you can always get my first alert forecast when you're on the go on 101.1 more fm.
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>> take the first alert seriously. >> we'll have local updates throughout the morning and get the nbc 10 app. good morning. standing by his man. president-elect trump goes on offense for his pick of rex tillerson as secretary of state. >> rex is friendly with many of the leaders in the world that we don't get along with and some people don't like that. that's why i'm doing the deal with rex, because i like what this is all about. >> as some new yorkers turn their eyes to the sky and get a scare. why it was all tied to security for the incoming commander in chief. today exclusive, famed astronaut buzz aldrin speaks out for the first time since his emergency evacuation from the south pole. this morning what he's saying about that harrowing journey and the loss of his good friend, john glenn. indecent pr

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